Ripe and juicy, with plum and berry fruits complemented by a slight earthiness, this 2017 selection is a testament to its extraordinary vineyard provenance. The wine is both approachable yet complex, with fine tannins and subtle notes of fruit and earth lingering on the finish.
Cortina soil series from Hayne Vineyard
St. Helena, Napa Valley
1998, 2001, 2002 and 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon clone 8 and Bacchus on two rootstocks:
Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Located in Western St. Helena near the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, the vineyard is composed of the Cortina soil series.
The Hayne Vineyard is situated in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains and is well known for its single vineyard wines from the site. The vines are small to moderate in size due to the gravelly, loam soils and the vineyard produces small yields. The warm St. Helena temperatures are ideal for producing sweet, jammy fruit and this vineyard tends to be picked at the beginning of harvest each year.
September 18, 2017
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
16 months in French oak
The year began with a cold and much-needed wet winter, followed by a mild spring. April showers following budbreak resulted in hearty vine growth that only accelerated with the summer sun. The vineyards enjoyed a brief cooling period in August before a final heat spike over Labor Day weekend. The cool weather that immediately followed gave our fruit additional hang-time on the vine continuing phenolic development.